O Christmas Tree

This post brought to you by Fitz, the Christmas puppy. Soon after this picture was taken he shredded one of his presents open.

Pardon my brevity today, but last night we had a fun adventure to the ER, after Boyfriend cut himself with a giant knife attempting to slice shallots for dinner. Thankfully he didn’t need stitches, and we were in and out of the ER in under an hour (it’s a Christmas miracle!). We scrapped dinner and went out for Thai food instead, which would have been my suggestion all along since I prefer to let professionals do my cooking for me. Last night’s incident further solidified why I never, ever cook. I know technically one of us has to if we don’t just want to subsist on cereal and take-out, but I can safely say I’m put off of the idea for at least another 10 years after having to clean up the murder scene in our sink.

The sad/funny thing was, the only other person in the ER with us was an older woman in an apron, clutching a bloodied towel around her hand. She ended up needing stitches, according to the attending Physician’s Assistant who saw Boyfriend. Tis the season for knife injuries!

21 thoughts on “O Christmas Tree

  1. Merry Christmas Fritz! You look fabulous and your tree is so pretty! I hope you have a great christmas, I will hope for snow and yummy treats and good drinks for you all. Much love – see you on the flip side of xmas. xoxoxo

  2. Stop maligning my grandson! Jeff- we’re going to practice our cutting skills before you can only count to 9. Erin- stick with a butter knife!

  3. I am so with you on the non cooking thing- best way to avoid those knife injuries too! Great picture- love how loaded with presents that tree is!
    Happy Holidays!

    1. Haha, seriously! If you don’t cook you can’t chop a finger off. It’s just common sense. Merry Christmas, Santa! Hope it was a good one. xoxo

  4. I KNEW this would turn you off to cooking. You do understand that all it means is that BF just needs sharper knives? Right? And I’m totally impressed with how handsome and pose-y Fitz looks in this photo. And how naive you are for actually putting his present under the tree. Ours for our girls don’t come in the house until Santa Paws brings them Christmas morning.

    1. How about he had JUST sharpened that knife before he started cooking?? He was using basically a chainsaw to cut a shallot. The knife was way too big. And way too sharp. Also, Thai food is easier and no one ends up in the ER generally. Totally put off cooking.

      The beauty of putting his presents under the tree is that we can close the door to that room and not let him in there without us. If we didn’t have that option…I don’t even want to think about the carnage. xoxo

  5. Oh, Fitz. What a handsome fellow.

    Also, MUHHHH abut the knives. I have a total phobia of cutting myself in the kitchen- especially while washing dishes. I was swiping the inside of a cup once with the sponge and the cup broke, and I continued for a split second my swiping motion. (I’m all hunched up and cringey just typing this.) I had a gaping, bloody “smiley mouth” under my pinky to my mid-palm. It took 8 stitches. And 3 injections INTO the gaping smiley mouth. I don’t do dishes anymore. Ever.

    I’m glad BF was ok, bless his heart. And that you were in and out in an hour. Christmas Miracle, indeed!

    Joyeux Noel!

    1. OH MY GOD, WOMAN. That story made me totally squirmy. Sweet lord, you poor thing! Eight stitches??? I’d have passed out. How did you get to the hospital? Did they airlift you? I’d demand a helicopter for that much blood, seriously. No wonder you don’t do the dishes anymore! I hope you went out straight after getting stitched up and bought a dishwasher!

      Boyfriend was a total trooper. He even let me take his picture posing with his bloody stump of a finger ;) Merry Christmas, lovely! xo

  6. Merry Christmas! Fitz looks like he is planning to attack the presents at ant second. He’s going through all the possibilities in his head ;) Very cute photo! And wow Santa was busy at your house, look at all those presents…

    1. Haha, he totally is, isn’t he? He may be sitting patiently like a good boy, but I guarantee if we turned our backs for even a second, he’d be ripping open everything under the tree. Most of those are for him anyway! Haha. Merry Christmas, Nina! xoxo

  7. Ahh so sorry to hear about the kitchen incident! I barely can stomach my own blood. I used to be a hairstylist and have nicked my fingers a few times and it never gets easier to deal with. Thai food sounds like a lovely substitute though! Merry Christmas :)

    1. Gah, I can totally imagine! My dad got his hair cut once by a new stylist and she nicked his ear and then teared up and went off to find a band-aid. My dad said it was fine and he didn’t need one, and she sobbed, “It’s for me!” Apparently she had cut her own hand even worse. :)

      Merry Christmas, Yelle! Hope you’re enjoying Philly so far! xoxo

  8. Oh, man! So sorry to hear, Erin. I can safely say with 100% confidence that the emergency room is my least favorite place. At least it sounds as though your trip wasn’t too chaotic, and full of really sick people (a genuine phobia). Hope BF’s hand is feeling better. That’s going to leave a scar.
    Well, look at Fitz in his very serious, I-am-nothing-but-a-gentleman pose. One would never know from this photo that he’s such a spaz. He’s got us all fooled. ;)

  9. He’s so regal looking in that picture. Yikes, sorry to hear about the knife incident. My mom ended up doing that on Christmas Eve as well but luckily it wasn’t too bad

  10. Can I just say how much I love that photo? He looks so dignified and a wee bit haughty!
    Poor Jeff. don’t really understand how that stops YOU cooking though? x

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